Massachusetts Board of Barbering & Massachusetts Barber License

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Currently all barber licensing in Massachusetts falls under the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Barbers in Boston.

Massachusetts Barber License Requirements

  • Apprentice Barber – 1000 Hours
  • Master Barber – 1500 Hours

Massachusetts Barber License Renewal

Massachusetts apprentice barber and master barber licenses expire on December 31 of odd-numbered years. Apprentice barber licenses cost $40 to renew, and master barber licenses cost $78 to renew. Barber instructor licenses expire on December 31 every one year, and the cost to renew is $84. Barber schools in Massachusetts must renew their licenses annually on December 31 and the fee to renew is $225. Barbershops in Massachusetts renew on June 30 of even-numbered years, and the cost to renew is $78.

Massachusetts Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer

Coming soon.

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Barbers
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Phone: (617) 727-7367
Fax: (617) 727-1627
Website: http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/br/
E-mail: Paula.M.King@state.ma.us


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